Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Happy Ending & JAI 68 - Color Challenge

Way back when entering a JAI challenge with THIS card, I somehow misplaced my Square Lattice Embossing folder.

I searched high & low - was it amongst my scraps? So I sorted and filed all my bits, still no luck. Was it among the DSP - resorted & organised? OK so lets go through all the embellishments, the book case, the catties, anywhere really.

Now keep in mind it went missing back in January!!!!! 4 Months ago!

I desperately wanted to use it to make my swaps for convention, but it was nowhere to be found - Until after Convention of course! I opened a box that contained samples I'd made for a Christmas Fundraiser and there it was!!!! Yay - so excited! So of course I had to use it.

Funny though how we all see things differently - my daughters comment was "I don't really like that - looks like Hospital Crosses" think she means First Aid! LOL

This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a colour challenge
During convention I was lucky enough to meet most of the JAI Team - it was really nice to meet them in real life & get to know them a little. They really are a lovely group of ladies.

Anyway on with the challenge - here's my creation:

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Card Recipe:

Stamps: Cat & Bag Stamp (non SU), Oval All, Tiny Tags.

Inks/Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizazz, Perfect Plum, Whispher White, Pear Pizazz DSP

Other: Border Punch (non SU), Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Tiny Tag Punch, Organza Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Blender Pen, Non SU Crystal Pin. Jewels - Rhinestones & Pearls, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Crystal Effects, Water Colour Paper,

Stampin' Up! Melbourne Convention 2011

Wow! I've had 3 fantastic days attending convention!!!

Upon arrival we checked in and recieved all of these fantastic goodies, including two gorgeous stamps sets, since they are out of the new catty they must be disguised for now!

I had the chance to meet & chat with so many wonderful friendly & talented stampers. We also had the opportunity to meet Shelli and many SU staff who all contributed so much to make Conventions so amazing!

The presentations, classes & Workshop Wows were fantastic leaving me inspired, enthusiastic and re-energised.

The sample boards showcasing many swaps were just as inspiring - so much talent. We were also spoilt by so many sneek peeks of stamps etc that will be in our new catty, there is one condition though - we gotta keep it under wraps until they are revealed to all by SU.

Towards the end of the final session Shelli announced we'd all receive a new Simply Sent Card Kit. Needless to say we were all rapt.

Not long after she recalled a stamp set that she'd shown during one of her stamping presentations & then surprised us all by announcing that we'd all get to take one home!! So generous! My daughter loves this one in particular & has made some really cute cards already.

Do you wanna see the set? - of course you do but they're Top Secret too!

The Awards Recognition Banquet was absolutely scrumptious, and it was fantastic to cheer on fellow demos who've been recognised for their achievements.

I attended convention with my fantastic friend Nikki whom I don't get to catch up with often enough these days, so that was the icing on the cake.

Well I guess this has really just been a teaser for those who haven't attended. Sorry!

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